Esther Morgan Readings
Esther Morgan's fourth collection The Wound Register, published by Bloodaxe in March 2018, draws on her own family history. It was launched in Norwich on 10 May.
The Wound Register, or Casualty Book – which gives this book its title – is an official record of the casualty and sickness details for more than fifteen thousand soldiers of the Norfolk Regiment during the First World War. Esther Morgan’s great-grandfather was killed at the Somme.In an unflinching sequence written to her grandmother, she explores the trauma of losing a father in combat, while other poems address the missing soldier directly as he hovers on the brink of living memory. Morgan’s experience of coming late to motherhood brings the book into the present, giving her alertness to loss a fresh urgency as she traces the legacy of three generations.
AUTUMN 2018 READINGS
Saturday 29 September 2018, 3pm, King's Lynn Poetry Festival
Esther Morgan will be reading alongside Gerður Kristný. Fellow Bloodaxe poets Tiffany Atkinson, Pauline Stainer and Ellen Hinsey will also be reading at the Festival.
Tickets: £8.50 (£1 student) or £37.50 for a weekend pass)
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10 November, 4.30pm, with Liz Berry, Woodstock Poetry Festival
Esther Morgan & Liz Berry
15 November, 7.30pm, Faber First Pressings Re-union Reading, London
16 November, 5-6pm, Second Light Autumn Festival, London
[13 August 2018]